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Monday - Leg Before Wicket

2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 20 September 2010

Today's show was dedicated to a man called Grant Williams who did things yesterday with a Mark One Jaguar that we didn't think was possible! The show was entitled: 'When You Can Go Sideways Down a Straight, You Know You Can Handle a Car!'

Charlotte Evans aged 9 from Somerset is going to meet the Royal Duke of Gloucester today, and she will return tomorrow to mark it out of ten!

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff spoke about his retirement from cricket, and Kevin McCloud, presenter of 'Grand Designs' was the Mystery Guest this morning.

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  • Today's Show: When You Can Go Sideways Down A Straight, You Know You Can Handle A Motor Car

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  • Today's Show Starred:

    Huw Marshall from Cardiff who celebrated his 40th

    Archie Jury from Worcestershire who had his first bassoon lesson

    Teresa McCrum from Bradford who headed home from seeing U2 in Paris

    Ollie Howlett from Bognor Regis who took a horse road safety course

    Charlotte Evans from Somerset who went to see the Duke Of Gloucester

    Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff who is one of our cricketing heors

    Kevin McCloud who is the presenter of "Grand Designs"

    Melvyn Leak from Shetland who chose today's Gobsmackers

    Reverend Rob Gillion who gave us some wise words

  • Jonny and Chris welcome Selina to the Breakfast Show

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  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev'd Rob Gillion, Area Dean of Chelsea and Rector of Holy Trinity Church

    Chris, scientists have identified a gene that causes short sightedness – a discovery which I hope might pave the way for treatment to prevent one of the world’s most common eye disorders. So could this mean an end to spectacles?

    Where would that have left us, Chris? Surely part of our identity is our specs. I have to say a pair of glasses used to come with its own brand of humiliation in the classroom – four eyes, gilligogs, specky nerd.

    However the revelation for me at the age of seven when I emerged from the optician was as close as it comes to a miracle and the teasing was worth it.
    I had been invited to watch a neighbour’s television as we didn’t have one – but I couldn’t understand why everyone didn’t join me close up to the screen, how could they see anything back there on the sofa? Then I used to miss my bus at the request stop because the numbers on the bus were too small and didn’t see it until it was too late. I was a back of the class kid, so education suffered too.

    Eventually my parents sent me off for an eye test. Suddenly I saw the world in glorious sharp clear focused technicolor. It was glorious moment

    It became a metaphor for faith in later years. When I began to look at life through Christ like eyes I could see the beauty of the world as God sees it. Jesus gave sight to a blind man as a symbol of the same.

    So I am happy to wear my glasses with pride as a symbol of seeing the world through the clarity of God’s eyes with love and compassion, even if sometimes I am ridiculed for what I believe.

    I have always been proud to wear my specs since then, and now I notice so many of my heroes wear specs with pride - Michael Caine, David Beckham, Dame Edna, Harry Potter, and of course… you Chris – looking handsome, cerebral and a bit of a thinker.


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